(Adds agriculture ministry's confirmation, second BRF statement)
SAO PAULO, April 29 (Reuters) - The Brazilian agriculture ministry has closed a poultry and pork processing plant operated by BRF SA, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, citing problems with the plant's water supply system.
The plant in Rio Verde, in the center-western state of Goiás, is one of the company's largest. The Brazilian ministry of agriculture confirmed the order to close the plant temporarily, but declined to elaborate.
BRF said it is taking all measures and carrying out revisions of its water supply protocols with the expectation of safely resuming activities at the plant "as soon as possible."
In a separate statement, BRF denied any irregularities related to its water management protocols at that plant.
BRF said it does not maintain "parallel" water management control systems with the aim of breaching existing rules and regulations, as claimed by a local news outlet. (Reporting by Ana Mano; editing by Jason Neely and Will Dunham)